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Private occupational therapy in Swindon

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Sarah

Swindon, Wiltshire

Sarah is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist based in Swindon, she visits clients across the South-West, including Bristol, Wiltshire, and Oxfordshire. With over 10 years of experience working in a variety of settings, Sarah has acquired a breadth of knowledge and skill. She is particularly focused on Functional Rehabilitation and Seating & Postural Management for children with conditions such as autism, ADHD, cerebral palsy, global developmental delay, sensory difficulties, and many more.

Sarah works with children at home or in a school environment, assessing their needs relating to fine and gross motor skills, their ability to act independently and carry out activities of daily living, and sensory challenges. Sarah is used to working in a multi-disciplinary team, coordinating efforts with various professionals to ensure the child is fully support in all areas.

Sarah can offer handwriting assessments and treatment, focusing on the fine motor skills of using a pen or pencil. Sarah has also undertaken training in Makaton, a type of sign language that incorporates speech. This has proven particularly beneficial to children of all ages and with a variety of needs.

Sarah is a professional member of The Royal College of Occupational Therapists and regularly undertakes additional qualifications to enhance her skillset.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Berkshire, Bristol, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Swindon

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support, Makaton, Learning disability

Elisabeth

Wiltshire, West and South West of England

With over 10 years’ experience, Elisabeth is a highly skilled Occupational Therapist who now specialises in Housing & Equipment, Seating & Postural Management, and Rehabilitation. She currently resides in Royal Wootton Bassett and visits clients across Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, and Somerset including Swindon, Bath, and Chippenham.

Elisabeth supports clients with a variety of physical conditions and disabilities, amputations, arthritis, and fibromyalgia. She also has particular expertise in neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, progressive supranuclear palsy, and Huntington’s disease.

Drawing on her vast experience in adult rehabilitation, she can deliver expert and holistic interventions with the aim of increasing a client’s independence at home and maximise their potential. Elisabeth is skilled in falls prevention, reducing and tailoring packages of care, recommending standard and specialist equipment, and managing sensory needs.

Elisabeth keeps up to date with the latest evidence-based practice and ongoing training and supervision needs to continually improve as an Occupational Therapist. She recently completed a Train the Trainer workshop and is an accredited wheelchair prescriber.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, Avon, Berkshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Bath, Swindon

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Fatigue management, Pain management, Motivational issues, Routine planning, Daily living skills, Community access, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Behaviour management, Balance, Co-ordination, Planning & execution, Self care, Postural management, Wheelchair accreditation, Learning disability

Louise

Wiltshire, West and South West of England

Louise is an experienced OT with expertise in Housing and Equipment. She works with clients to help them achieve and regain independence, delivering holistic assessments and recommending standard and bespoke equipment. Louise is located in Wiltshire and visits clients across the South East of England, including Bristol and Swindon.

Louise works with adult clients with a wide range of conditions and disabilities including Parkinson’s disease, chronic pain syndrome, cancer, dementia, and stroke. She helps clients to enhance their independence at home by enabling them to complete self-care tasks. Her product knowledge includes those necessary for safe moving and handling, specialist seating, postural management, and tissue viability. Louise can also conduct assessments for major and minor adaptations to client’s homes working extensively with architects, builders, and housing teams.

Committed to her ongoing professional development, Louise regularly undertakes training courses, conferences, seminars, and onsite training with providers of specialist equipment. Louise is also a member of the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, including two of their Specialist Sections in Housing and Independent Practice.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

South East of England, Berkshire, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Swindon

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Postural management

Ellie

Gloucestershire, West and South West of England

Ellie is based in Gloucestershire, visiting clients in Wales and the South West of England. Her areas of expertise focus on Housing & Equipment, as well as Seating & Postural Management for both adults and children. She offers expert care and therapy to clients with a range of injuries and conditions, working collaboratively with families and carers.

Ellie has developed a broad clinical knowledge base, working with clients with complex neurological needs and physical disabilities. She has experience in specifying and prescribing specialist equipment and seating, as well as assessing and recommending home adaptations to benefit the client and encourage independence. She liaises closely with the wider support network of her clients, including families, carers, and other professionals. She can also support with Disabled Facilitates Grants and various mobility assessments, including for Blue Badge applicants.

Ellie is committed to keeping up to date of new developments, policy reforms, and writes and delivers training to other practitioners.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Cardiff, Monmouthshire, Newport, The Vale of Glamorgan

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Blue Badges / Mobility Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management

Cath

Somerset, West and South West of England

Cath is an expert Paediatric Occupational Therapist and has over 20 years’ experience working with children with a variety of needs. She specialises in working with children who have complex medical needs and disabilities, including those with neurological and life limiting conditions. Through joint working and expert assessment, she aims to support independence and participation whilst enabling families to provide dignified and excellent continuing care for their child. Cath is based in Somerset, covering a client base across the South-West.

Incorporating a professional OT role with hands-on 1:1 care at the Children's hospice, Cath gained an insight into the effectiveness of equipment and adaptations. She understands how the demands of caring for a child with complex needs affects the whole family, which has significantly shaped her practice.

Cath has developed highly effective communication and clinical skills, working with families to understand their needs and wishes, conducting thorough assessments, regular reviews of interventions and through robust report writing. She is also committed to professional development and learning.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Bristol, Devon, Dorset, Somerset, Wiltshire

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Moving and Handling

Specialist skills

DFG Assessments, Daily living skills, Postural management

Jane

Wiltshire, South East of England

Jane is an expert Occupational Therapist based in Hampshire, visiting clients in Basingstoke, Andover, Southampton, and Winchester. She works with adults and children, assessing and treating Housing & Equipment and Seating & Postural Management needs.

Jane has worked in acute, community, and private settings for over 20 years. She provides assessments and treatments to clients of all ages, focusing on their housing and equipment needs, as well as working with clients who require seating and postural support.

Jane uses her previous clinical experience and expert knowledge when making recommendations to help her clients maximise their independence. She has experience liaising with architects and builders to help create an environment bespoke to each client's individual requirements, including advice on minor and major housing adaptations and safe manual handling in the home.

Jane has in-depth knowledge of current legislation and its impact on assessment and intervention. She has extensive experience of adapting properties through the Disabled Facilities Grant process as well as private funding.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, South East of England, Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Southampton

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Housing and Equipment, Seating and Postural management, Functional rehabilitation, Moving and Handling, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Train the trainer

Hannah

Bristol, West and South West of England

Hannah is a Specialist Occupational Therapist based in Bristol. She visits clients in Wales and the South West of England, supporting them with Neurological Rehabilitation. Throughout her career, Hannah has developed expertise in brain injury and neurological conditions supporting clients with cognitive rehabilitation, domestic tasks, social skills, and return to work plans.

She has worked in various rehabilitation settings, first taking up a role in acute medicine, rotating to older persons rehabilitation and then stroke before specialising in serious injury patients, in particular traumatic brain injury. Hannah has established a strong understanding of what is required to provide optimum outcomes that meet the needs of complex brain injuries, both for the impact this has had on the individual’s life as well as those closest to them.

She completes complex OT assessments of patient skills, cognition, occupational needs and need for specialist assistive devices and/or building adaptations. She also gives consideration to a patient’s views and wishes, medical history, and prognosis. She ensures the accuracy and timeliness of clinical notes/contract reporting activities by communicating and working with the wider team.

Over the years, Hannah has developed her competencies through practical experience, personal research, expert supervision, and attendance on specialist training courses. This has helped her to develop a high-level of clinical reasoning necessary when assessing and treating patients with highly complex needs and when providing expert opinion to other professionals, clients, and family members.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, South of England, Wales, Avon, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Carmarthenshire, Newport, Pembrokeshire, Swansea, The Vale of Glamorgan, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea, Bath, Swindon

Specialisms

Functional rehabilitation

Val

Cornwall, West and South West of England

Qualifying as an occupational therapist in 1993, Val specialises in housing & equipment and rehabilaition for adults. She is based in Cornwall and will travel across the UK, completing assessments with clients in their own environment. Val is an accredited Best Interests Assessor (BIA), having developed sound knowledge of the legislation to support clients, families and Local Authorities.

Val's experience is in working with adults with a variety of physical and mental health needs, providing equipment and adaptations to homes to promote independence and safe living conditions. This includes completing BIA assessments, where Val requires knowledge of both the Mental Health Act and the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards assessments and applications. She also carries out Disabled Facilities Grants (DFG) assessments.

To continue her professional development, Val has completed postgraduate training including courses in counselling and therapeutic listening. She also keeps up to date with the current legislation and policies surrounding her work.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, West Midlands, East Midlands, West and South West of England, Bristol, Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly, Bristol, Plymouth, Salford

Specialisms

Housing and Equipment, Vocational Rehabilitation, Functional rehabilitation, Neurological rehabilitation

Further qualifications

AMPS, BIA, Therapeutic listening

Specialist skills

Counselling, DFG Assessments, Fatigue management, Motivational issues, Daily living skills, Community access

Dawn

Cornwall, West and South West of England

Dawn is a highly experienced Occupational Therapist based in Truro, Cornwall. She supports both adult and paediatric clients, covering key areas such as Penzance, St Ives, Falmouth, and Newquay. Dawn provides Functional Rehabilitation for clients with a wide range of conditions and injuries, helping them with daily living skills to promote independence.

Dawn has previously worked in Adult Community Mental Health Team, Inpatient Acute Assessment and Discharge, and Inpatient Palliative Care. She draws on her extensive experience working with adults to support clients with self-care tasks, mental health challenges, and to provide suitable equipment to support safety and mobility in the home.

Working with children, Dawn provides expert assessments and interventions in schools, nurseries, and their home environment. She has experience working in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Children's Community Therapy, special needs schools, mainstream schools and the community. Dawn utilises the skills she has acquired in her career so far to deliver specialist interventions and support children to reach their full potential.

Dawn also has a particular interest in sensory processing disorders and in March 2021 completed Module 1 of her Sensory Integration training.

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Profession

Occupational Therapy

Regions covered

West and South West of England, Cornwall

Specialisms

Paediatrics, Functional rehabilitation

Further qualifications

Sensory Integration

Specialist skills

Daily living skills, Sensory integration, Gross motor skills, Fine motor skills, Handwriting assessment & treatment, Visual perception, Co-ordination, Self care, Postural management, School Based Therapy/Support

Our private OTs in Swindon

The OT Practice is an independent provider of occupational therapy across the UK. We have an expert team of dedicated and highly skilled OTs covering Swindon and the surrounding Wiltshire region. Our specialist team are available to support you, a family member, or client requiring occupational therapy intervention.

Our OTs specialise in all areas of occupational therapy, including Neurological Rehabilitation, Functional Rehabilitation, Paediatrics, Housing & Equipment, and Hand Therapy. Click on the profiles above to meet the therapists covering Swindon and find out more about the areas of OT they specialise in. Alternatively, you can call our friendly Clinical Services Managers who will discuss your needs and match you to the right OT. All of our OTs are registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), have at least five years’ clinical experience, and are members of the appropriate professional bodies.

If you are enquiring about occupational therapy for a child, please visit the OT Practice Kids section of our website or contact the Paediatric team directly.

Our OTs are helping people across Swindon to carry out day-to-day activities by breaking down barriers caused by injury, illness, or aging. You can find out more about how our occupational therapists help common challenges by visiting the links shown below. Alternatively, call us on 0330 024 9910 to discuss your circumstances with a member of the team or use our online price guide to receive an initial idea of costs.

Common difficulties we can help with

Balance & coordination

Children with balance & coordination difficulties can struggle with activities such as dressing, using cutlery, riding a bike, running or playing sport

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Disabling tiredness

Addressing the debilitating effect of fatigue to improve motivation, energy and engagement with day-to-day life

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Self-care skills

A child’s ability to carry out basic self care tasks such as dressing, teeth cleaning or using cutlery

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Mobility & falls

As we age or after an illness or accident, it is common for mobility to deteriorate, leading to falls, loss of confidence and reduced independence

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Children's handwriting difficulties

Practical advice and treatment to improve handwriting and boost confidence

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Low motivation (strategies)

Strategies to address persistently low motivation causing under-performance at work, problems at home or in relationships

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Children with complex needs

Practical support and advice for children with multiple or complex needs such as equipment, seating, splinting or housing

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Fine motor skills

Small movements of the hand and fingers that allow a child to write and draw, as well as manipulate buttons, zips and shoelaces

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Standing & self support

Assisting with standing and self-support following an illness, accident, or with advancing age

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Organisation skills

A child's ability to organise their body and environment to perform daily activities such as sitting correctly and arranging a desk

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Gross motor skills

Difficulties with gross motor skills cause clumsy or uncoordinated movement, leading to problems with tasks such as dressing, running or riding a bike

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Confidence

Equipping children struggling with class participation and friendships due to shyness or faltering self-confidence, with the skills & self-belief they need.

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Planning activities

Planning and performing activities as part of a fulfilling and meaningful daily routine

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Seating - wheelchairs & comfy chairs

Practical advice and solutions for seating including wheelchairs and comfy seating

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Cooking & household activities

Practical techniques to maximise independence at home following a medical diagnosis, accident or period of recuperation

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Visual perceptual skills

A child’s ability to process what they see and respond with meaningful movement

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Forgetfulness & memory problems

Memory loss following diagnoses of dementia or brain injuries, as well as normal ageing process or during periods of unusual stress

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Moving around the home

Home activities can become a challenge with age or after an accident, illness or diagnosis leading to reduced independence and confidence

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Personal care & dressing

Restoring skills for personal care such as washing and dressing after accident, illness or with advancing age

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Getting back to work or remaining in work

Addressing barriers to work following an accident or period of illness

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Access in & out of the home

Solutions for when an accident, illness or age makes access in and out of the home a challenge

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Getting out & about – scooters, chairs & cars

Purchasing and learning to use specialist equipment and vehicles for reduced mobility due to accident, ill health or old age

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Can we help?

Call our client managers on 0330 024 9910
Or email enquiries@theotpractice.co.uk

Some companies & organisations we have worked with

Richmond
Culloden Primary School
The Royal British Legion
Plymouth City Council
Invictus Health
Allenby Primary School
Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council
Help & Care
The Good Care Group
Fashion, Textile, Childrens Trust
Leicestershire County Council
Mole Valley District Council
AJM Healthcare
Britannia Education Trust
Meridian High School
Bush & Company Rehabilitation
SSAFA Charity
Architects Benevolent Society
Baston House School
Bracknell Forest Council
Care Tech
Licensed Trade Charity
The Royal Marines Charity
HCML
Runnymede Borough Council
Sheringham Primary School
Lawray Architects
Papworth Trust
RAFBF
Haringey
Grayshott Spa
British Nuclear Test Veterans Association
Clergy Support Trust
Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Association
Bank Workers Charity
UK Case Management
Waverley Borough Council
Newlife Charity
Tania Brown
Family Focused Case Management
More Than Mobility
Sunrise
Guildford Borough Council
Proclaim Care
Wandsworth
Anchor
Orleans Primary School
Viavi
Hillingdon Autistic Care
Springhallow School
Daubeney Academy
The Nuclear Community Charity Fund
Help For Heros
Masons
L&Q
Riverwalk School
CCMS

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